This is from a piece I wrote for Crossover Chronicles:
Basketball has been there for me. In high school, in college, and even beyond. It has taken me around the country and around the world. And now, basketball keeps giving back to me by fueling a passion that fills these, and other pages. No matter where I am or what I'm doing, the squeak of sneakers on hardwood is a siren song that demands my attention. Games on television turn me into Abed watching "Cougar Town". Enthralled. Entranced. And watching plays develop is like watching a choreographed dance. It's just too beautiful for me to ignore.
It goes on.
Basically, I'll never forgive the culprits behind this lockout, but I just can't give up the NBA. I know some people are at that point, but I don't think I can ever get there. I assume many of you still reading this blog will feel similarly.
In that vain, I should thank those of you who have stuck around and kept reading through he lockout. It's been tough to find content and tough to stay interested in the minutia that now passes for NBA and Celtics news. I understand why some people have turned away. If I wasn't trying to blog for a living, I might do the same. So thanks for continuing to come back for more of our lunacy.
Here's hoping basketball returns soon.